Monday, July 6, 2009


Here it is... from the original Flight Director's Log for Apollo 13. In Gene Kranz's own hand, the cryo stir that started it all is referenced. There's more of this log coming in later posts, but this is the incident where the action was traced back to. Throughout the log of Apollo 13, one can see that the flight directors had been thumbing through, making sure that they didn't miss anything important in their own notes. This particular log sits in the JSC archives, and is a true treasure.

Back from the Pacific Northwest on Weds, then time to plan for some Apollo 11 anniversary activities!

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Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.

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